Policies & FAQs

Are pets allowed?
Fall and Christmas Seasons: Pets are NOT allowed on the farm. We love pets, but please do not bring them to the farm. We ask this for their safety, as well as the safety of our guests and our farm animals that are not pet-social.

Service animals with valid certification paperwork are welcome at Gaver Farm. All service animals must remain physically controlled on a leash or harness at all times. Service animals are limited to one animal per guest. Guests whose service animal demonstrates aggressive actions toward our guests, animals or employees may be directed to remove the animal from the farm.

Is smoking permitted?
No smoking (including e-cigarettes) on the farm in guest areas. Smoking is only allowed in the parking lot.

What activities have additional costs?
Our Fall Fun Festival is ALL-INCLUSIVE. After paying general admission ($10.25 on weekends and $7.50 on weekdays & nights, children 2 and under are free), you will not need to pay for any additional activities.

Do I have to pay the admission cost if I just want to shop?
The admission is NOT a farm admission, so you are welcome to visit the Farm Market, Barn Grill and take a hayride to visit the pumpkin patch without paying any admission charge.

Do you charge for parking?
No. Parking is free! We have a large gravel parking lot and overflow field parking.

What forms of payment are accepted? We accept cash, VISA, Discover and Mastercard. We do not accept personal checks or money orders. Group leaders may pay with corporate, school, or scout troop checks with proper ID.

What is your weather policy? The Farm Market is always open, rain or shine! We adjust our pick your own and Fall Fun Festival hours accordingly for weather events. Read more details on our Weather Policy!

Is alcohol and food permitted?
On Saturday and Sunday the Barn Grill and Barn Bakery are open with drinks, food concessions and sweets available for purchase. NEW in 2016- The Barn Bakery will also be open in October on Monday – Friday for snacks, drinks and lunch items! Picnic areas are available and you are welcome to bring packed lunches anytime. Please read our full Alcohol Policy.

Is Gaver Farm handicap accessible?
The Farm Market is handicap accessible. This is a working farm with unpaved, uneven paths. Strollers and wagons are allowed; however, remember there are bumps and hills. No strollers or wagons are permitted on hayrides.

What rules are there when visiting the farm animals? Food and drink are not allowed while near or inside the Farm Animal Arena.  Hand sanitizer is available at all animal pens and around the farm. You may feed the animals the feed provided in the Gaver Farm Animal Cups and Feed Dispensers. Please be sure to wash your hands after petting or feeding any animal and before eating. Read all signs posted and remember that animals can bite (or peck). Absolutely do not feed the donkeys or pigs. Keep your hand flat when feeding animals and do not enter or open any animal pen.

Do you have restrooms?
Portable restrooms are available in several locations on the farm.

What is your photography policy?  Gaver Farm, LLC is a beautiful location to take family photos in the fall and Christmas season. Photography sessions are permitted from September – December during regular business hours and during non-business hours by appointment only with a $50 Session Fee. Please see our full Photography Policy.

How should I dress? You are visiting a real farm. We recommend wearing clothing comfortable for walking or hiking. Layering for temperature changes makes sense. Use hats for sun protection and bring sunscreen. Pay particular attention to footwear. Sneakers or hiking boots are fine, but remember they may get dirty.

What are the corn maze rules? Do not pick or throw corn. You may not take the corn crop home with you and absolutely no feeding the corn to animals. Stay on the paths and do not run. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. No smoking or alcohol. You must have a flashlight when in the maze after dark.

Is First Aid Available? If there is an emergency, call 911. We stock standard First Aid supplies. They are available at the Admission Barn, Farm Market, Barn Grill, Wristband Checkpoint and Barn Bakery. We DO NOT under any circumstance dispense medications.

What group rates do you offer? Group rates are available at Gaver Farm! The school tour rate of $6 per person is a group rate. For the weekend admission rate of $10.25 we offer $1 off per person for groups of 25 or more and $2 off per person for groups of 100 or more. To get the group rate, you must pay with one transaction.

Do you have a Lost and Found? Yes! We ask all guests to bring items found to the Farm Market counter. Guests inquiring about items lost are to report to the Farm Market counter. Please be prepared to accurately describe the lost item. We find hundreds of items each year- please remember to check our Lost and Found to claim your items!

Is Special Motorized Transportation permitted? No! Guests are not permitted to bring or use hoverboards, segways or their own golf carts or ATVs on the Gaver Farm property.

Drone Policy: Gaver Farm, LLC does not allow Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones to be on or operated over any portion of Gaver Farm property without permission in the form of a written contract.